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Talking Points

What you need to know now

Face of the Uninsured
The United States spends more than any other nation in the world…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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20 Recession Resistant Franchises

Promising picks to choose from—even in this economy

By the time Doni Pitchford told anyone what she had done, it was too late.…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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How Economic Uncertainty Can Spark Entrepreneurship

Know whether you're prepared to take the leap

There’s no doubt the economic downturn is sparking a lot of anxiety as people worry…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Top Talent Need Apply

Each month, the American public has met the U.S. Labor Department’s unemployment reports with a…


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The Globetrotter

Portfolio manager Kenneth Holley sets his sights on foreign companies, looking for a combination of growth and value

Kenneth Holley cringed last winter every time he heard someone on the television news compare…

By John Simons

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40 Best Companies For Diversity: Where the Jobs Are

Massive cuts and layoffs continue but as companies restructure, opportunities for job seekers will increase. Do you have what these organizations are looking for?

Massive cuts and layoffs continue but as companies restructure, opportunities for job seekers will increase.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Doing Business in a Down Economy

Entrepreneurs share advice on facing tough times

For entrepreneurs whose businesses are less than eight years old, this is the first time…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Strong­—and Smart—Survive

There’s nothing like an economic downturn to separate the pretenders from the contenders in business.…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Helping Hands

In a recession, it’s tempting for small business owners to close ranks, slash spending, balk…

By Maya Payne Smart

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Get Schooled On Thriving in Hard Times

Three college professors' lessons from the Great Depression

When thinking about how today’s financially-stressed African Americans can update the survival strategies of earlier…

By Cliff Hocker

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Love Don’t Cost a Thing

Personal touches can add bang to a wedding without the bucks

Television is overrun with shows about weddings. Some focus on finding a gown, some profile…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Encouragement for New Entrepreneurs

We’ve heard the numbers. For many of us, our family, friends, and colleagues are among…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Take Hold of Your Business Success

Three secrets to inspire, motivate, enlighten

Talent, hard work, even vision will only get you part of the way to success.…

By Heather Boerner

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When Your ‘Something Blue’ Meets the Pink Slip

What to do if a layoff forces you to slash your wedding budget

Sometimes the “for worse” part of “for better or for worse” comes early. In this…

By Alisa Gumbs

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How to Plan a Wedding During a Recession

Say "I do" to the marriage but "I don�t" to the debt

There are some things you still need to spend money on, even when the economy’s…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Voices of Economic Survival

Lessons learned from the Great Depression

As bad as the economy has gotten in the past few months, the hardships many…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Obama Hosts Cyber Town Hall

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Well, it is great to see all…


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The Cutting Edge: Recession Specials

Deals sure to be kind to your wallet

For consumers clutching their purse strings and wallets, companies are hoping to loosen that grip…

By Renita Burns

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Day 47

In his weekly address, Obama acknowledged February’s unemployment report, which brought the number of jobs…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Five Ways to Attract New Customers

Even in tough times, find savvy ways to draw new business

The airlines are full, cruise ships packed, and best restaurants still only available by reservation.…

By Bridget McCrea

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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